For the past 18x years, director, cinematographer John Roderick has cut his teeth in the world of adventure and culture, crafting eye opening imagery from some of todays most respected athletes, musicians and difference-makers. Much of John’s branded content, television series, and documentary film work focus on highlighting unique people, the planet and brands that are serving the greater good.


John’s cinematography is highly motivated by shaping light, shadow and action that allow both the subject and story to feel their most authentic. His camera language often blends both natural and artificial light sources, camera movement, and flare to create an ethereal tone. John’s work experience is widely diverse, ranging from large commercials requiring over 50,000 watts, to scene work for reality television series, highly coordinated action sports stunts, to documentary storytelling in some of world’s most remote and rugged locations.

John holds feature film lighting and director of photography master class certificates under the mentorship of cinematographer Russell Carpenter (Titanic, Avatar 2&3, Charlie’s Angels, Ant Men,) and lighting gaffer Morris Flam (The Tourist, Black Swam, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Cold Mountain, I am Legend).

Born in the small mill town of Rumford, Maine, John moved west to Vail, Colorado in 1997 to pursue his passion for snow sports. He quickly became inspired to document the friends and landscape that the adventure sports community fostered. Today John leads a boutique film production company, Neu Productions, based in Denver, Colorado where he delivers on a wide range of branded content, television series and films.